LAS VEGAS – Choosing the world’s flashiest city to introduce its all-new “clean-diesel” system to the U.S. media is appropriate for DaimlerChrysler AG’s Mercedes-Benz division. The auto maker plans to launch its diesel-powered ’07 E320 CDI in the U.S. on Oct. 16 – one day after a new federal mandate requiring ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel availability at 80% of U.S. diesel pumps. The ULSD fuel is a key enabler for Mercedes’ sophisticated new Bluetec diesel exhaust aftertreatment ...
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